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Morse Peckham

Morse Peckham *47

By Princeton Alumni Weekly

MORSE PECKHAM died at the age of 79 at Still Hopes Episcopal retirement community in Columbia, S.C., Sept. 4, 1993. Morse retired in 1980 after a celebrated teaching career that spanned five decades, starting at The Citadel and ending at the Univ. of South Carolina. In between, he served as a historian with the Army Air Corps in England during WWII. After the war, he taught at Rutgers and for 20 years at the Univ. of Pennsylvania. At all these institutions he was recognized and admired as a scholar, and highly respected for his expertise in romanticism. He received master's and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton in English. He is survived by a nephew, Robert S., to whom we extend our sympathies.

Graduate Class of 1947


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